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- Economic Benefits Cited From Saving Battlefields
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report prepared for the Civil War Trust, titled “Blue, Gray & Green: Economic and Tourism Benefits of Battlefield Preservation,” demonstrates the impact that protected and promoted historic sites can have on surrounding communities, particularly during the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
- Hoffbauer’s Confederate Murals Reveal Secrets During Restoration
By Scott C. Boyd
RICHMOND, Va. – New details not seen for decades have been uncovered during the three-year, $870,000 project to clean the huge Virginia Historical Society (VHS) murals by Charles Hoffbauer depicting the rise and fall of the Confederacy.
- VA Agrees To Modify Its Next-of-Kin Policy
By Kathryn Jorgensen
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Veterans Affairs official told a House subcommittee his agency is willing to make changes in federal regulations requiring next-of-kin authorization for headstones on unmarked veterans’ graves.
- Ceremony To Honor Vets Of 3 Wars
HILLSBORO, Va. — In an unusual ceremony on May 11 veterans from three early wars will be honored thanks to a graves restoration project that involved an SCV camp and a prospective Eagle Scout.
- Chaplains Museum Seeks Donations To Buy Christian Commission Flag
LYNCHBURG, Va. — The National Civil War Chaplains Museum recently received two new acquisitions and seeks public help in acquiring a rare United States Christian Commission (USCC) flag.
- Russ Smith To Leave Virginia For Delaware
By Scott C. Boyd
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Russ Smith, superintendent of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park since 2003, is transferring this month to a new National Park Service (NPS) site in Delaware.
- Lincoln Foundation Awards Five Grants
NEW YORK, N.Y. — The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation (ALBF) recently announced five grants totaling $37,200 to help fund public programs, teacher education and other projects related to Lincoln and his legacy in Maryland, Kentucky, Connecticut, Indiana and Hawaii.
- Cold Harbor Visitor Center Is Updated For Two Battles
By Scott C. Boyd
MECHANICSVILLE, Va. – The National Park Service (NPS) unveiled its updated look for the Cold Harbor Battlefield Visitor Center on March 22.
Civil War News is a current events monthly newspaper published by Kathryn Jorgensen. She and her late husband Peter were community newspaper publishers,
collectors and history buffs. The newspaper was founded in 1974 by
Michael A. Cavanaugh as The Civil War Book Exchange.
Civil War News publishes:
- More than 600 coming event listings a year
- Extensive coverage of preservation efforts and threats at sites
across the country
- In-depth reviews of more than 200 Civil War books a year
- A monthly guest Preservation News editorial page column
- Regular columns on firearms by Joe Bilby, images by Ron Coddington and Civil War Round Tables by Matthew Borowick,medical by Jim Schmidt. We're happy to announce a new column by The Watchdog
- Photo coverage of reenactments
- Special sections with new year's coming events and unit & group recruiting ads in January, information about groups doing preservation fundraising in April, Gettysburg in July and Civil War books in November.
- AND news, photos, features, letters, researcher's needs and display and classified ads